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Top 5 Google Chrome Extensions to Improve Your Workflow

Recent statistics show that Google Chrome commands about 68% of the browser market so it is very likely that you use Chrome as your default web browser. Not only is it fast and easy to use but it also allows you to add additional features to it through installing what Google calls “extensions”. In this

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VoIP

11 VoIP Features That Can Improve Your Medical Practice

If you are involved with running a busy medical practice you know how important your phone system is. Fast and reliable communication is critical in keeping your office productive and improving patient care. Proper communication is a huge element in building stronger doctor-patient relationships. As a practice manager or office administrator you need a reliable

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Password Managers
Cybersecurity

5 Reasons You Should Use a Password Manager

When it comes to cybersecurity, passwords are a critical component. The problem is that most people use weak passwords and often reuse those same passwords on different websites. A major issue is the sheer number of passwords we must remember. Between email, banking sites, social media, utilities, and the variety of other websites and services

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Cloud PBX VoIP Hosted Phone System
VoIP

Cloud PBX Phone Systems for Business

These days there is a lot of talk about “the cloud” with all kinds of IT services. We’ve all seen services that store documents and photos in the cloud and certainly plenty of applications in the cloud. When we talk about “the cloud”, we are referring to servers that are accessed over the Internet. Cloud

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Microsoft Office 365

Why It’s Important to Backup Your Office 365 Data

For most businesses today, Office 365 is a very attractive alternative to having local installs of Microsoft Office and an on-premise Exchange Servers. It offers great software and includes all components of the classic on-premises solution, including Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online. Instead of the high upfront costs for the software and

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VoIP

The Top 5 VoIP Features To Help Your Business

VoIP phone systems are extremely flexible and come with lots of advanced but easy to use features you can customize to improve your business communications. Not only do they typically cost less than a traditional phone system, but they also allow you to do some things your older phone system probably can’t. These features can

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Remote Work

What Does the “New Normal” Look Like for Your Business?

We keep hearing about the “new normal” but what does that look like for your business? There is no doubt about it – our personal and professional lives will forever be changed by COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic. For businesses, the ability to set up and manage a suddenly remote workforce was challenging.  Some companies

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Remote Work

Zoom 5.0 Is Here – Why You Should Download It Today!

There is no doubt you have been involved with many Zoom video conferences in the past few months.  As people across the world shifted to remote work, schooling, and socializing due to COVID-19 we have all been using more videoconferencing. If you hadn’t heard of Zoom before you most definitely have since the pandemic hit.

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Cybersecurity

How to Recognize and Avoid Coronavirus Phishing Scams

Worries about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 are growing daily and unfortunately, cybercriminals have been quick to capitalize on our fears using phishing emails designed to try and steal your personal information and your money. Knowing that many people are working from home during this crisis cybercriminals are eager to try and trick you into

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Remote Work

Tools to Help Your Team Work From Home as COVID-19 Spreads

With more news each day of the COVID-19 pandemic (more commonly known as the coronavirus) continuing to spread throughout the world many companies and organizations have turned to online events, briefings and meetings rather than risk travel and large in-person gatherings.  As the problem continues businesses are taking further steps and looking for ways to

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News

2018 Habitat for Humanity Service Project

On October 19th, The Garam Group participated in a community project under the leadership of Habitat for Humanity. Giving back to the community is important for all of us!  Here are some photos of our team rolling up our sleeves to help! *Photos by Dave Scott

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VoIP

Need to Work Anywhere? Five Reasons to Go VoIP and Mobile Anywhere

Since the advent of email, the ability to “Work Anywhere” has been a persistent goal of technology companies. Wireless internet, 4G/LTE cellular, Skype, FaceTime: these technologies and tools have driven forward the dream of working remotely; of working how you want to work. VoIP is the latest tool in this arsenal. By moving antiquated phone

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VoIP

VoIP vs. Traditional Telephone: Why Make the Change?

If you’re involved in a business of any sort, you’ve heard the acronym “VoIP” thrown around casually. It’s mentioned on conference calls and unsolicited email offers. Even the new intern goes on and on about VoIP. So, what is it and why should you or your business use it? What is it? VoIP is an

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Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity

Bot Activity Is Running Rampant On The Internet

Just how bad it bot activity on the net? How much traffic is generated by bots, and how big of a problem is that for business owners? The answers will surprise and dismay you. According to the annual “Bad Bot Report” published by a company called Distil, Bot activity accounted for 40% of all traffic

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Windows

Say Goodbye To Windows Vista Security Updates

Just a friendly reminder: if you still have a system running Windows Vista, time is running out to upgrade. Windows has announced the official EOL (End of Life) date for the OS as April 11, 2017. As of that date, there will be no more software updates, period. That includes no more updates to fix

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Cybersecurity

Ransomware Attackers Are Setting Their Sights On Small Businesses

Do you think your business is safe from a ransomware attack? It isn’t. This was indeed the case that when ransomware first burst onto the scene. Hackers were targeting very large institutions, seeming to favor the health care and insurance industries. But that is now changing, at least according to a recent report published by

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Cybersecurity

Popular Browser Toolbar May Contain Malware

Ask.com is one of the internet’s oldest properties. It is not as well-known as the titans of the web (Google, Yahoo, etc.) but almost everyone who has spent any time at all on the internet is familiar with the brand, and its popular browser-based toolbar, distributed by the APN (Ask Partner Network) is used by

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Cybersecurity

Google’s Updated reCAPTCHA Services May Require No Clicking

Nobody likes CAPTCHAs. They’re annoying. They slow you down when you’re trying to log into a site that has data you need. Unfortunately, CAPTCHAs themselves proved necessary to help weed out bots and keep them at bay. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but in Google’s case, they began using text digitized

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Cybersecurity

Employee Wiring Money Scams Are On The Rise At Companies

If you’re a business owner, and you haven’t yet heard of BEC scams, it’s a term you owe it to yourself to get familiar with. The acronym stands for Business Email Compromise, otherwise known as CEO fraud, and it’s growing in popularity. The basic idea is that a hacker spends time studying your business, how

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